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"The Mission of the American Business Women's Association is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, and national recognition.




EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter 

2022-2023 ABWA National Recognition

Level 1 Best Practices in League Management Award

5th Consecutive Year


National Awards at ABWA 70th Anniversary Gala

2019 Brilliance Unleashed Award 

ABWA Top 10 Chapters 

The EmpowerHer Orangeburg Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association took home awards at the ABWA’s 70th year national gala. 


2019-2023 Level 1 Best Practices In League Management

2019 Brilliance Unleashed Award - ABWA Top Ten Chapters


Pictured from the left are ABWA National Executive Director Renee’ Street; Darlene Williams, chapter charter member, Rachelle Jamerson-Holmes, chapter founder and president, and Brenda Austin, chapter charter member and past treasurer.


In the News

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June 11th "Empower Chat"

Topic: Own Your Brilliance

Speaker: Charlotte Osborne

Virtual Only

2nd Tuesday Monthly "Empower Chat" 

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Virtual Event

Eventbrite Registration Link:

Professional Development 

Enjoy personal and professional development speakers, power networking social and hors d'oeuvres

Learn about the EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter and our 

ABWA National Association.

Virtual Event

6:30 p.m. EST – Networking Social

7:00 p.m. – Professional Development Seminar

  9:00 p.m. - Power Networking 

  "Empower  Chat" Registration 

Register via Cash App by June 10th or Eventbrite

Virtual: $10 ABWA Members & Guests

Virtual: $5.00 Students

Tuesday: June 11, 2024

Eventbrite Registration Link:

Cash App: $EmpowerHerABWA 

(Include Name, Event Date, Cell and Email)


 2024 Diamonds & Pearls

Brilliance Awards,

Woman of the Year, Top Ten,   Protégé' and National President 

Salute & Reception

6th Anniversary Celebration Events

Friday, June 28, 2024

Meet & Greet Social 

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: 30 Flavors Restaurant & Lounge, 2080 Columbia Rd., Orangeburg, SC 29115

FREE All are welcomed. Invite Friends.

Dinner: A la Carte 

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Join Us in Saluting Women of Excellence!

Time: 5:00 PM EST Sip & Shop Welcome Reception

           6:00 PM Salute Begins! 

           6th Anniversary Soiree immediately after           

In-Person Registration:

 Early Bird ends 6/21 -      $50 Members & Guests

 Registration after 6/21 - $65 Members & Guests

                                              $35 Ages 18 & Below

Virtual Registration           $25 Members & Guest 

Location: Roquemore Auditorium - Building R

                  Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College

 3250 St. Matthews Rd., Orangeburg, SC 29118


Attire: Classy Chic

Sunday, June 30, 2024

Sisterhood Sunday Brunch *Limited Seating*

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Location: Thee Matriarch Bed & Breakfast, 

1170 Fischer St., Orangeburg, SC 29115

RSVP By 6/23: $35.00 Members & Guest



Registration Cash App: $EmpowerHerABWA 

(Must include Name, Phone and Email)

EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter 

🔹Call: 803-937-1747


ABWA Changing women’s lives. . . one woman at a time.©

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      "The Power of ABWA"  

Virtual Membership Interest Presentation

You're invited to learn more ABWA!

Date: TBA

Virtual Registration: TBA

6:45 PM EST: Networking

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM The Benefits of ABWA, Q&A and Prizes 

Admission: FREE -  Registration Required

Zoom details will be emailed once registration is completed. 

Reserve Your Seat Today via Zoom Link:  TBA


Call: 803-937-1747

The Power of One!

Death Crawl Video: Movie Facing the Giants 

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EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter

2023 Woman of the Year 

Dr. Gail Hamilton

Recognized​ by the local ABWA chapter for her contributions to the EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter, ABWA National for the advancement for all Women and her community.   

Dr. Gail Hamilton

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EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter

2024 Top 10 Business Woman of ABWA 

Sonya Sims

Recognized​ by the local ABWA chapter for her contributions to the EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter, ABWA National for the advancement for all Women and her community.   



Sonya Sims 


Member Orientation 


EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter Members 

Date: TBA

Time: 6:00 PM EST - 7:00 PM EST 

Zoom Registration: TBA




Chapter: Business Meeting

Date: TBA

Time: 6:30 PM EST Networking

7:00 PM "Empower Chat"

8:30 PM "Business Meeting" 

Registration Required: Chapter  Members Only 

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Women's History Month Signature Event

 South Carolina 

2nd Annual ABWA DAY

At the State House 2024 

& Celebrating Women Luncheon

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Click for Details & Registration 

Time: 9:00 PM EST Meet & Greet at the State House

               10:00 PM EST House of Representative Visit

               12 - 3 PM EST Noon Luncheon & Reception 

**Vendor & Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available**

EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter 

🔹Call: 803-937-1747 or 803-387-6915


ABWA Changing women’s lives. . . one woman at a time.©

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Date: Monday, February 26, 2024

Time: 7:30 PM EST - Networking

           8:00 PM EST - Join the Conversation

Admission: FREE

Zoom Registration:

Join the Conversation

Explore the Benefits of Hybrid Meetings

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Presented by the 

EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter 

Rachelle Jamerson-Holmes 

Approved Candidate for 

National President


"Visionary Leadership"

American Business Women's Association

National Women's Leadership Conference

Click to view Bio:


You're Invited to Become a Member of the EmpowerHer Sisterhood

Connect, Join and Grow with the Women of EmpowerHer.

EmpowerHer ABWA Chapter Orangeburg, SC


Phone & Fax: 803-937-1747       Website:

Mailing Address: 891 Middleton St., Orangeburg, SC 29115

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